Oral Manifestations of A Patient of Systemic Lupus Erythomatosus: A Case Report

  • Sharmine Zaman Urmee Resident, Laboratory Medicine, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Sheuly Ferdoushi Assistant professor. Department of clinical Pathology. BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Saiful Islam Assistant professor, Department of clinical Pathology. BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Debatosh Paul Associate professor, Department of clinical Pathology. BSMMU, Dhaka
  • A Allam Choudhury Associate professor, Department of Otolaryngology- Head & Neck, BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Tuhin Sultana Associate professor, Department of Clinical Pathology. BSMMU, Dhaka
  • Md Quddusur Rahman Professor, Department of Clinical Pathology. BSMMU, Dhaka
  • AN Nashimuddin Ahmed Professor and Chairman, Department of Clinical Pathology., BSMMU, Dhaka
Keywords: Pneumocystis jerovecii, Pneumocystis pneumonia(PCP), Systemic lupus erythomatosus (SLE)

Abstract

Patients with systemic lupus eythematosus (SLE) have increased susceptibility to infection by Pneumocystis jerovecii but this condition has rarely been reported in Bangladesh. Pneumonias due to Pneumocystis jerovecii commonly occur in immunocompromised hosts. Although it is a treatable infection, it is associated with high motility. Patient with systemic lupus erythomatosus increased susceptibility to infection by Pneumocystis jerovecii. Here we describe a patient with SLE who developed Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). A 37-years old female is a known case of SLE for 12 years admitted in BSMMU with the complaints of fever & cough for 3 months and breathlessness for 1 month. The patient is treated with corticosteroids and cyclosporine within 2months before presentation. Diagnosis is established based on the findings of induced sputum by Giemsa staining.This case demonstrates that PCP should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients of SLE presenting with pneumonic process.

Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; April 2015; 21(1): 57-59

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Sharmine Zaman Urmee, Resident, Laboratory Medicine, BSMMU, Dhaka


Published
2015-07-27
How to Cite
Urmee, S., Ferdoushi, S., Islam, M. S., Paul, D., Choudhury, A., Sultana, T., Rahman, M. Q., & Ahmed, A. (2015). Oral Manifestations of A Patient of Systemic Lupus Erythomatosus: A Case Report. Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 21(1), 57-59. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjo.v21i1.24300
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Case Reports